The Scott Ross: Republicans Are Like Liberals

Liberals had their leader defined by their opposition in 2006 and 2009. Republicans suffered the same fate in 2012 and Democrats are already attempting to define likely candidate Senator Marco Rubio (video below). Liberals like to think they share a few similarities with the Democrats in the United States, but in reality they have more ...

Eclectic Lip: Mitt’s bad day (wasn’t nearly as bad as the dinosaurs’)

As expected by everyone outside the American right-wing echo chamber, Obama handily defeated Romney in the US election.  In the weeks leading up to the election, pollster Nate Silver (who posts at the New York Times) came under such ferocious criticism from Fox News & friends, for purportedly “skewing” his results to inflate predictions in ...

The Scott Ross: Now Americans Need To Follow Republican Lead

Voters showed the Republican Party doesn’t represent America, but in losing the election and now facing hard choices, for America’s sake, perhaps Republicans should. For today, after losing the Presidency, again, and additional senate seats, Republicans have realized that their difficulties were caused by themselves and that they need to change; Americans with their structural ...

The Scott Ross: Democrats Learn From Conservatives: Obama Like Harper, Romney Like Ignatieff

Many progressives are elated that Obama won last night, they should thank Stephen Harper. For though many Canadians were happily surprised that Obama’s re-election strategy worked, there was really little doubt, as Stephen Harper had already proved it would. The story of an incumbent winning an election by never ending his campaign and by first ...

Eclectic Lip: When billionaires brawl… (some US election thoughts)

So, the US elects its next President (or re-elects its current one) today.  One hopes that our southern cousins avoid the fiascos of 2000 and 2004. As all but the young recall, the 2000 Gore vs. Bush US election hinged on Florida, where George Bush’s brother Jeb was governor.  Before the election, Republican operatives had ...

Trashy's World: What was really an earthquake not far from Ottawa…

… Was first mistaken by me to be the thundering feet of millions of Americans heading to Ottawa en masse in the event of a Romney win tonight. I suspected the border guards were overridden! But no, it was just an earthquake. (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: My prediction…

For what it’s worth… (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Trashy's World: My nightmare scenario for tomorrow morning…

(4) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

The Scott Ross: Why Your Vote Means Something

If your vote is meaningless because it’s only one out of 140 million cast, what does that say about you, the importance of your one life on a planet with 7 billion others? Not to mention the short span of your years compared to the billions that came before it and the billions of years ...

The Disaffected Lib: Four War Years

The sense I’m getting from the polls is that Obama is ahead but only just.  Two to three points seems to be the lead, a gap that can probably be easily erased by voter suppression and minor tinkering with the electronic voting system. Eyebrows will be raised, sure, but that’s now standard fare for any ...

Left Over: Why I AM Freaking Out at the Possibility of Romney…

Why I’m not freaking out about the idea of a Mitt Romney presidency I’m not complacent: bad things would happen. But I also have faith that, despite partisan politics, America arcs toward progress – a blog from Ana-Marie Cox posted in the Guardian online Nov. 5, 2012 Well, glad your denial carries you forward…but it’s ...

The Scott Ross: There Is No End For Hope & Change

It is hard to imagine how much Obama has let the American people down from his lofty rhetoric in 2008 and how little hope and change he has actually delivered. This of course is not because Obama failed to uphold these particular promises, though it’s readily admitted he’s failed to uphold others; there is resentment ...

drive-by planet: Video ad contrasts Romney climate change jokes with Sandy devastation

A video ad put out by Citizen Engagement Lab makes a powerful statement about Romney’s cynical attitude toward climate change by juxtaposing his climate change jokes with scenes of devastation. In a year that has seen a record Arctic melt, unprecedented drought conditions and record-setting temperatures in the US, Romney remains mute on issues touching ...

350 or bust: MTV Breaks Climate Silence

Last week, MTV’s Sway Williams broke the climate silence that has been present throughout the American election during an interview with President Barack Obama: * TRANSCRIPT: Q: Until this year global climate change has been discussed in every presidential debate since 1988. It was a big part of your previous campaign but pushed back on ...

The Scott Ross: Racial Divide Ruining America

America is a politically divided country, racial groups have picked sides and aren’t making things any better. On January 1st the country is set to suffer a 5% cut to its economic output mostly as a result of the fiscal cliff that has loomed ever since Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a plan ...

350 or bust: Saturday At The Movies

Saturday Night Live had some fun spoofing the second presidential debate last weekend:  

The Disaffected Lib: The End of the Road for Mitch Romney?

A Massachusetts court has unsealed the transcripts of a 20-year old divorce case between the CEO of Staples and his wife that could spell the end of Mitch Romney’s chances to become America’s next president. AlterNet has the transcripts and is poring over them right now. At issue is whether Romney lied to the court ...

The Disaffected Lib: TMZ Outs the Mormonstrosity

Gossip shop, TMZ, says Mitch Romney may have lied under oath in a divorce trial to help a buddy and screw that buddy’s wife out of big bucks. Mitt Romney LIED under oath when he testified in the divorce of his good friend and screwed the friend’s wife out of a lot of money in ...

The Disaffected Lib: Don’t Forget, It’s Mine. You May, However, Borrow Freely

I’ve coined a new word, Mormonstrosity, to refer to the unfit-for-prime-time, Republican presidential candidate, Mitch Romney.  My creative instincts were piqued when I read of Romney’s assertion that, “Syria is Iran’s only ally in the Arab world. It’s their route to the sea. It’s the route for them to arm Hezbollah in Lebanon, which threatens, ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Better Homes & Bomb Shelters

Hallowe’en is fast approaching, and the eerie spectre of a potential Romney election win is casting a pall over the southern horizon. How does a prudent real estate speculator in the United States prepare for the twin threats of roving zombie hordes and political implosion? Bomb shelters, naturally. As a certified real estate professional gawking ...

Trashy's World: Women are hiding somewhere in there!

You just can’t see them. But I bet that Mitt can!   (6) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

The Disaffected Lib: Billy Graham Gets His Tits Caught in the Romney Wringer

Evangelist Billy Graham must have thought he was doing Mitt Romney a big favour, inviting the Republican candidate to join him in prayer.   That seems to have backfired – on Graham and Romney. “As Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics told the Boston Globe, for an October 13, 2012 story, “Romney ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Have Binders and Binders and Binders

From TruthDig:  

The Disaffected Lib: Mittsy’s "Binders" Lie

In last night’s debate, Mitt Romney said, as governor of Massachusetts he looked around and noticed a distinct lack of women in senior positions.   So he went to women’s groups to seek their help. “And — and so we — we took a concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that ...

Eclectic Lip: Obama regains “Eye of the Tiger” in 2nd Presidential Debate

I missed the first Presidential Debate last week, but gathered from the chatter that Mitt Romney stole a round from a woefully-underprepared President Obama.  The commentary gave the sense that Obama prepared for the event in the way Apollo Creed prepared for the fight in the first Rocky movie.  As Apollo’s trainer told him after ...